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Intergenerational transfers and public expenditure on the elderly in modern Britain
Author(s)Paul Johnson, Jane Falkingham
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 8, part 2, June 1988
Pagespp 129-146
KeywordsDemography ; Public expenditure.
AnnotationThis paper considers whether trends in the US are evident in Britain, as to the generosity of the welfare system to the retired population, at the expense of families with children. The paper concludes that the British welfare state has been remarkably neutral in its allocation of resources between generations, and that in the British context, any discussion of intergenerational conflict for welfare resources establishes a false dichotomy, because economic inequality within broad age groups is much greater than inequality between age groups. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930625140 A
ClassmarkS8: WN8

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